Samatha is a Buddhist term that is often translated as “tranquility of the mind.” The Pali Canon describes it as one of two qualities of mind which is developed in Buddhist meditation, the other being vipassana (insight). When these two qualities are balanced, meditation can yield deeper results.
Over the course of this retreat we will practice and learn how to adjust and balance these two qualities in our meditation method in response to our present moment mental state for a more fruitful path of practice. Cultivating and abiding in tranquility can be a wonderful support during difficult times. The clear seeing that comes with practicing with tranquility can help us face the world with greater capacity and deeper insight.
This retreat will be held in noble silence and is open to beginning and experienced students. The retreat content will include:
CURRENT COVID-19/PUBLIC HEALTH PROTOCOLS:
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Scholarship funds are available on all retreats to assist those with financial challenges. For more information, read the Scholarship section of our overview information.
Generosity Tier : $270 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Base Tier : $240 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Subsidized Tier : $210 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) and staff
Following in the Buddhist tradition, none of your registration fee will go to the teacher(s). Please consider offering teacher dāna at the event to support their livelihood. (Dāna is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving. You can find more information about this way of offering the teachings and the "economy of gifts" on our Donation page.)